Preventing Conveyor System Downtime
- Published: Friday, 08 July 2016 15:58
Monitoring systems detected excessive startup torque on a 4,200-foot Joy underground-to-surface conveyor system at an Illinois coal operation. Site operators needed the issue resolved quickly to avoid months of potential downtime, as the system is the main production artery for the mine. JoySmart Solutions experts took baseline readings of the system during commissioning to enable flawless startup. Once the system was in regular operation, excessive startup torque was detected during the continued monitoring. The JoySmart team then used those baseline readings to quickly target the problem area.